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Men's Health Month

In honor of Men’s Health Month, the CMS Office of Minority Health (OMH) invites you to raise awareness about the importance of prevention, early detection, and treatment of disease among men.

The CMS Office of Minority Health welcomes your participation in promoting observances throughout the year to raise awareness about health issues affecting people across our nation. Share our resources on prevention, health equity, and research about health disparities.

Steps to Improving Patients’ Health During Men’s Health Month

  • Review the data:

    Get screened and encourage others to do the same:

    • Medicare Part B covers prostate and colorectal cancer screenings for men beginning at age 50 or earlier if they have certain risk factors. For more information on all of the preventive screenings covered by Medicare, visit the Your Medicare Coverage webpage.

    Learn about the ways to prevent disease and track health:

    Access resources for your community:

    • Use this Sexual and Gender Minority Clearinghouse as a resource to find surveys that include questions about sexual identity, attraction, and behavior in an effort to help improve the understanding of sexual and gender minority health and disparities.
    • Download and share the From Coverage to Care campaign’s “Put Your Health First” flyer that encourages men to take advantage of preventive services.
    • If you are a health care professional, visit the Connected Care resource hub to learn more about providing chronic care management services to Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions and educating patients about its benefits.